South West France has a little of everything. The snowy, jagged peaks of the Pyrénées, a stunning coastline on the west, charming hillside villages, dramatic gorges, lush valleys and flourishing vineyards. With so much to see, do and experience, South West France makes the perfect family holiday.
If you’re heading to this beguiling corner of France sometime soon and are looking for quality, characterful accommodation to do the beauty and magic of the region the justice it deserves, take a look at the following three fantastic family villas in South West France.
La Petite Maison, Lot-et-Garonne
Families of four or five will have a relaxing, comfortable and memorable stay in the beautiful country home known as Le Petite Maison.
This one double bedroom and one triple bedroom characterful cottage can sleep up to five guests. Once a farmhouse, the property has been lovingly restored, retaining many traditional features. A mezzanine-style sitting room with TV and DVD is likely to be a favourite place for youngsters to relax.
La Petite Maison is geared up for spending time outside in the beautiful scenic surroundings the Lot-et-Garrone region is renowned for. The cottage’s fenced private pool features a sloping beach area and a shaded pergola dining terrace with barbecue, making it ideal for those al fresco family meals.
Lou Calvel, Cazals Les Arques
Lou Calvel is a pretty stone-clad country cottage nestled amid private woodland in the picturesque region of Lot.
With table tennis, table football, Wi-Fi, an iPod dock and a private pool, Lou Calvel has everything to keep the family entertained whilst on a memorable holiday in this stunning part of South West France.
With chunky wooden beams overhead, an open-tread staircase, an imposing fireplace and reclaimed stone basin, infused with many contemporary features, the design of this impressive country home boasts the best of both worlds.
Just 6km from Lou Clavel is the bustling little village of Cazals, home to a good variety of restaurants, shops and bars.
La Bergerie, Dordogne and Gironde
For larger families or two separate families holidaying together, the fabulous rural retreat of La Bergerie would make fine accommodation in the heart of South West France.
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom traditional country home can sleep up to eight guests in comfort. Built from local stone, La Bergerie blends in seamlessly with the bucolic bliss of dense woods of oak and chestnut trees, verdant fields and meadows and pretty country lanes that surround the house.
La Bergerie combines traditional features including a stone fireplace and wooden floors with modern furnishings such as large sliding glass doors at one end of the kitchen diner.
Externally, the whole family will be entertained, with a decked area between the dining terrace and enclosed heated pool, next to a large garden which adjoins the pretty woodland.